meet the team


Certified Professional Dog Trainer


Rachel is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and received her BA from the University of Michigan - Dearborn. Rachel is passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest behavior research, in order to ensure that you receive the best information possible when working with your canine companion. Always an advocate for making training fun, she can help you enjoy your time with your dog through group classes including Puppy Manners through Canine Good Citizen, or give you individual help in-home. 

As a rescue dog owner, Rachel understands the importance of communication and relationship building. Her dedication to force-free training began with her own dog, which she has since turned into a career. Rachel has completed a program which qualified her to train other dog trainers throughout the state of Michigan, and has conducted training workshops and educational seminars statewide. Rachel will not only assist your dog with learning the things that are important to you, she will improve your own ability to teach your furry best friend.

Additional certifications/associations include: 

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

  • Level 1 AKC Approved  FIT DOG Instructor